Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 45

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 45

Item Info

Item No: pdcc03028
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 45
Historic Street Address: 2101 S. College Avenue
Historic Street Address: 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item 1, top:  Engraving, captioned, "Haverford School, founded 1833; Drawn & Engraved by J. Sartain".  This building, Founders' Hall, was the earliest building of the college, established originally as a school for higher learning for male Quaker students, but began admitting non-Quakers in the 1850s, when it became Haverford College; it began admitting female students in 1980.  It is located at 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA.  [Not to be confused with the Haverford School, founded in 1884, as a college preparatory day school.]  Engraving, 19.25 x 11.5 cm, circa 1833.

Item 2, bottom:  Engraving, captioned "Girard College for Orphans at Philadelphia".  Financier and philanthropist Stephen Girard founded the Girard College at his death, bequeathing $6 million dollars (in 1831) for the founding of a school for "poor, male, white orphans" in Philadelphia.  Built by architect Thomas U. Walter, it opened in 1848, and is still there today, at 2101 S. College Avenue.  It occupies 43 acres and is an example of American Greek Revival architecture.  The school was finally desegregated in 1968, and finally admitted girls in 1984.  Engraving, 18.5 x 14.5 cm, undated.

Creation Year: 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.306187
Geocode Latitude:40.010439

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.17
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
J. Sartain - Artist
J. W. Steel - Engraver
Thomas U. Walter - Architect